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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196


Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Experimental Forest Road

              14 miles south of Deadwood, S.D.

When:   11:58 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, 2022


Driver: Male, 51, Fatal injuries

Passengers: Male, 25, Minor Injuries

                      Male, 39, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Ranger XP1000 ATV


DEADWOOD, S.D. –  One man died late Friday night in an ATV crash south of Deadwood.


Names of the three people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.  


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2020 Ranger XP1000 ATV was eastbound on Experimental Forest Road when the vehicle left the roadway while negotiating a curve. The vehicle rolled and all three occupants were thrown from the ATV.


The 51-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The two male passengers, ages 25 and 39, received minor injuries. None of the occupants were wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


The Highway Patrol is an agency of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.